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Fixing U.S. nursing homes can often seem like an impossible task. Elders, families, caregivers, advocates, lawmakers, researchers, and even providers generally agree that our system is broken, but little has changed about long-term care since the emergence of nursing homes as the dominant model of eldercare in the 1960s.

Mission Possible will break through the barriers to change and present concrete ideas on how to improve eldercare services in the U.S. and around the world. Guided by a 2022 NASEM report on the state of nursing care, this podcast will build bridges between theory and practice, incorporating the voices of influential people from all facets of the sector – including clinical leaders, outspoken advocates, residents, caregivers, and investors.

Changing the status quo won’t happen overnight, but it’s far from impossible. Listen in to find out why improving the lives of elders is truly a Mission Possible.

Mission Possible is a joint production of The Center for Innovation (The Green House Project/Pioneer Network), the National Consumer Voice for Quality Long-Term Care, and AMDA.

May 4, 2023

As editor-at-large at Irving Levin Associates, a leading source of news and research into the business of long-term care, Steve Monroe has unique insight into what makes providers want to spend money on something new – and what doesn’t.

In a sector where new regulations grab the biggest headlines, there’s just as...

Apr 27, 2023

This week on “Mission Possible,” we step back from the U.S. to explore a unique model from the Netherlands. Thijs de Blok, CEO of Buurtzorg International, joins Anne Montgomery to discuss his organization’s mission to bring care directly to Dutch elders through a network of self-managed care teams.

Based on the...

Apr 20, 2023

Far too often, nursing home reform investigations and reports exclude input from the very people impacted the most by their conclusions: nursing home residents themselves.

On this week’s episode of “Mission Possible,” we pass the mic over to Washington, D.C.-area writer, advocate, and nursing home resident Maurice...

Apr 13, 2023

No long-standing issue in long-term care seems more persistent – and unsolvable – than workforce shortages at nursing homes, assisted living communities, and home- and community-based service providers.

“Mission Possible” assembled a team of experts to tackle some practical solutions to the workforce crisis, all...

Apr 6, 2023

Nursing home reformers have long been stymied by questions that seem simple but have no clear answers: Who actually owns any given nursing home? How many other nursing homes does that person or group own? And where is all the Medicare and Medicaid money going in the end?

We’ve assembled a panel of leaders calling for...